19th C ANTIQUE OTTOMAN-TURKISH GOLD & SILK HAND EMBROIDERY ON LINEN
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Embroidery is perhaps the finest expression of Greek folk art and is of particular artistic interest. The product of the assimilation of the influences from both east and west that left their mark on all aspects of 18th and 19th century Greek artistic practice, Greek folk embroidery went on to create a decorative quality all its own.
Detail of the embroidery on a bridal towel with stylised floral decoration, cypress trees, and birds. From Argyrokastro in Northern Epiros, ...
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This is a beautiful example of Ottoman-Turkish embroidered yaglık / napkin . It is 115cm in length and 51cm in width. The height of
Turkish ‘two-sided embroidery’ (front and rear are identical). Napkin, 19th century. Could also be used as an apron in festive women’s costumes (generally in Thrace and northwest Anatolia).